St.  Catherine University

Sister Ann Harvey Visiting Assistant Professor - Early Childhood & Montessori

Oct 14, 2021
Nov 25, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
The Early Childhood Education and Montessori Programs at St. Catherine University invite applications for a Visiting Professor position for the Spring 2022 academic term. This is a full-time, temporary faculty appointment that is funded by the Sister Ann Harvey Gift Fund.

Established in 1982, the Sister Ann Harvey Gift Fund is designed to provide services that support early childhood education including hiring visiting scholars. St. Kate's offers different program pathways for aspiring early childhood educators to earn a primary education degree. Our faculty inspire socially aware educators to learn and implement anti-bias and anti-racist teaching strategies, create effective lesson plans, assess and manage classrooms, understand the needs of diverse and special learners, and ground their learning in Early Childhood and Montessori philosophies.


  • Teach two to three courses each term in the Early Childhood undergraduate program, modeling inclusive, anti-bias/anti-racist pedagogy
  • Relay knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice and relevant curriculum
  • Design and deliver instruction through the use of Desire to Learn (D2L) and Zoom, monitoring curriculum content and making recommendations for updates to maintain relevance
  • Advise approximately 20 undergraduate students, supporting them in developing programs of study, addressing concerns and issues, and supervising fieldwork and student teaching.
  • Communicate weekly (or more) with students regarding course topics, and assignments, and provide timely and frequent feedback to students on academic performance
  • Engage in course discussions, respecting student perspectives and experiences while also encouraging critical thinking and educational equity
  • Foster a culture of inclusive excellence through authentic relationships with students as an educator, an advisor, and a mentor
  • Participate in program and department meetings
  • Assist in the development of new academic initiatives
  • Consistent with the university's Catholic identity, its commitment to women, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and dedication to a liberal arts based curriculum, faculty are expected to manifest these themes in their teaching, research, service and accomplishments

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Education with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in the area of instruction (e.g., Early Childhood Education, Child Development)
  • Three (3) years full time experience as the lead teacher or teacher of record in an early childhood classroom
  • Knowledge of a broad variety of early childhood education theories, curriculum and program models
  • Knowledge of and/or commitment to anti-bias and anti-racist pedagogy and curriculum
  • Experience working with non-traditional adult college students
  • Experience delivering instruction in both face-to-face and online learning environments

Preferred Qualifications

  • Montessori credentialed at the early childhood level (ages 3-6) from a program approved by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education ( MACTE )
  • Doctorate in Education required to teach graduate-level research courses
  • Completion of a state-approved teacher preparation program in Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 3)
  • Experience teaching early childhood education content or 18 graduate credits in the content area (e.g., mathematics, science, social and/or cultural studies, language arts)
  • Five (5) years full time experience as the lead teacher or teacher of record in an early childhood Montessori classroom
  • Current or past professional license aligned to Early Childhood Education

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for FACULTY

Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. Unofficial transcripts will be required during the interview process. For information, contact Sarah Hassebroek at . Applications will be considered as they are submitted until the position is filled. The posting will close on November 24, 2021.

Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID -19 vaccination series unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit .

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2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
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